Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Anti-Tax Tea Party Co-Founder: Owed IRS Half A Million Dollars
Chattahbox ^ | October 9, 2009

Posted on 10/12/2009 11:05:21 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

In another blow to the false narrative advanced by Tea Party operatives and Fox News that the movement is a “grassroots” uprising of ordinary Americans. A co-founder of the national anti-tax Tea Party Patriots movement, failed to disclose during her numerous media interviews and TV appearances that she and her husband filed for bankruptcy and owed the IRS half a million dollars.

(Excerpt) Read more at chattahbox.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blamethemessenger; economy; hitpiece; irs; jennybethmartin; jennymartin; liberalfascism; liberalism; obamaadministration; pravdamedia; smear; stalinism; stalinisttactics; stimulus; taxes; taxevasion; teaparty; teapartyexpress
I don't know where this chattahbox website came from, but they are clearly a far far left organization. But I do think that there's another way to look at this:

Jenny Beth Martin isn't tax evading. She doesn't have tax woes.

She took the initiative in receiving a pre-emptive stimulus.

That has to be what it is. I mean........... Tim Geithner? HELLO!!

1 posted on 10/12/2009 11:05:22 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Anti-Tax Tea Party Co-Founder: Owed IRS Half A Million Dollars”

Look for the White House to try and hired him any day now!


2 posted on 10/12/2009 11:06:37 AM PDT by Grunthor (Thank YOU George Bush, for giving us the GOP of today!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grunthor
Jenny Martin on the left hand side.


3 posted on 10/12/2009 11:08:06 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( The War on toilet paper : What if an environmentalist mistakenly used poison ivy ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

The Obama administration has tax cheats in charge of collect taxes.

What’s the point of this hit piece?

Was the tea party all about one person? Who didn’t want to pay taxes, and was outraged over paying more?

Or was it just that “they didn’t pay their fair share”? Like Obama administration members.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 11:08:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well, wouldn’t they be hypocrites if they didn’t owe the IRS?


5 posted on 10/12/2009 11:09:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’m trying to figure out where they deceived anyone. They said they had financial problems and she said she was getting paid by the GOP afters years as a volunteer. Where’s the deception???


6 posted on 10/12/2009 11:10:03 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The IRS will tax you half a million dollars even when you are bankrupt.
7 posted on 10/12/2009 11:11:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (AL GORE BETRAYED OUR PLANET - HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

LOL. Considering all the tax cheats working in the administration I don’t think these guys are one to talk.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 11:11:41 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing
she and her husband filed for bankruptcy and owed the IRS half a million dollars.

And so it begins. It's not working,calling us all nutcases given to violent outbursts,so now they're going to give the key players in the TeaPer movement the Joe-the-Plumber treatment.
Bastards.Hope it backfires on them big,big time.
9 posted on 10/12/2009 11:11:57 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 !! :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I can only hope that’s Jenny Martin on the left hand side. I’d hate to be married to Jenny if she was the guy on the right.


10 posted on 10/12/2009 11:13:42 AM PDT by garyhope (ua)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Wow, the Martins had some financial difficulties in their lives so they are no longer allowed to have an opinion on things and can no longer speak out or be part of any group.

Makes perfect sense.


11 posted on 10/12/2009 11:14:38 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

What does their tax/financial status have to do with anything?


12 posted on 10/12/2009 11:15:27 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

To be honest, it was only $1k, but after ten days with interest and penalties it became $500k.


13 posted on 10/12/2009 11:16:12 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Important paragraph if you follow the links

Martin said that Lee's temp firm, which once employed 5000 people, had failed over two years ago, because of problems with a partner. Lee Martin, she said, was then faced with a choice between paying between paying the blue-collar employees who had earned their wages and were living paycheck-to-paycheck, or paying the IRS. He chose the former. "I know my husband owes that money," she said. "Had he paid the IRS [it would have] prevented those employees from getting paid."

Sounds valid to me. IRS can piss off far as I'm concerned.

14 posted on 10/12/2009 11:17:03 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Her’s a little background on the publisher of Chattahbox:
http://fsw.ucalgary.ca/faculty_staff/trute


15 posted on 10/12/2009 11:17:48 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 !! :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Find the hypocrite: 1. a tax and spend democrat who doesn’t pay his taxes or 2. an anti tax protester who doesn’t pay taxes, also known as civil disobedience.


16 posted on 10/12/2009 11:26:24 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah
Wow, the Martins had some financial difficulties in their lives so they are no longer allowed to have an opinion on things and can no longer speak out or be part of any group.

Yep. Might as well execute them. Of course the parasites flooding that gov't building in Detroit are model Americans.

17 posted on 10/12/2009 11:27:31 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How is this “a blow to the false narrative” of the Tea Parties?

The only way that would be true is if they found out these people were really Marxists, who were secretly paying hundreds of thousands in EXTRA taxes.


18 posted on 10/12/2009 11:32:03 AM PDT by NH Liberty ("For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus..." [1 Timothy 2:5])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gimme1ibertee

whackanoodle with letters..from canada even.

STFU, canadian libtard.


19 posted on 10/12/2009 11:32:37 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

...well the White House needs to hire this person.


20 posted on 10/12/2009 11:35:07 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Screw chattahbox, obviously Marxist shills.

Some ordinary Joes lose their own shirt in business, and file a legit bankruptcy, and this website can't find super rich DemoRat office holders that HAVE the money and don't pay taxes deliberately? Read the comments.

You wasted your time.

21 posted on 10/12/2009 11:36:07 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gimme1ibertee

You got that right.

The smears on the teapartiers is getting uglier by the moment.


22 posted on 10/12/2009 11:43:22 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( The War on toilet paper : What if an environmentalist mistakenly used poison ivy ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

why would someone who owes the IRS $500K be anti-tax?
D’OH
Would someone who is bankrupt maybe not be able to pay half a millon in taxes? D’OH!

Did Turbo-tax Timmy Geithner and Charlie Rankle fail to pay taxes because they were bankrupt?


23 posted on 10/12/2009 11:44:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

um...so?

Yet another reason for them to want to lead a tax revolt...

The stupid IRS sent me a $7000 bill and took 90% of my paycheck - nevermind that they were WRONG and that I had children to feed- 90% of your paycheck must seem fair to them

I got it back, eventually...


24 posted on 10/12/2009 11:49:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

She needs to contact Roni Deutch. Roni can reduce that $500,000 tax lien to virtually nothing:

http://www.ronideutch.com/?src=google&campaign=namebrand&adgroup=RLD&type=search&kw=roni%20deutch&ad=1478501580&gclid=CLrh9pqWuJ0CFShSagodmBdBiw

Then, she needs to contact the White House about a cabinet appointment!


25 posted on 10/12/2009 11:51:06 AM PDT by sailor4321
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

She needs to contact Roni Deutch. Roni can reduce that $500,000 tax lien to virtually nothing:

http://www.ronideutch.com/?src=google&campaign=namebrand&adgroup=RLD&type=search&kw=roni%20deutch&ad=1478501580&gclid=CLrh9pqWuJ0CFShSagodmBdBiw

Then, she needs to contact the White House about a cabinet appointment!


26 posted on 10/12/2009 11:51:28 AM PDT by sailor4321
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This is a big "so what?" moment.

Leftists dufuses think the personal income tax disposition of individual citizen protest organizers is somehow equivalent to that of Obama's cabinet appointees? Is THAT it?

It's entirely irrelevant, in this case.

27 posted on 10/12/2009 11:51:41 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I wonder if these people have any problems with Charlie Rangel’s tax evasions?


28 posted on 10/12/2009 11:53:13 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Domandred

She’s in a good position to know how destructive our existing tax environment is to business then.

It’s simply shocking how much money all levels of government demand... Add in all of the other fees, compliance issues, general operating expenses, accountants, frivolous lawsuits, etc. and you’re sometimes lucky to bring a little home for yourself.


29 posted on 10/12/2009 12:01:51 PM PDT by Nickname
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I fail to see the point of this attack. If I owed the IRS half a mil, I’d protest, too. Pretty weak, libs.


30 posted on 10/12/2009 12:19:07 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is what the media is after, anyone they can claim to be the Tea Party Leaders or Founders, which we know this is a grassroots movement by hundreds of Individuals.

Whomever they tag as the Founders of the Tea Parties will be treated much worse than Palin or Quayle.


31 posted on 10/12/2009 12:24:55 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paige

This hasn’t hit the mainstream progressive news media yet AFAIK, but when it does I expect the same kinds of condescension from the journalist chattering class.


32 posted on 10/12/2009 12:29:53 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Those who have never failed work for those of us who have. - Henry Ford)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Little Ray

doubt it-taxes are for ‘little people’...


33 posted on 10/12/2009 2:05:08 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

And I believe something like eighty percent of congress has bankrupted at least one company in their past. I would like to see a report on that subject....still waiting


34 posted on 10/12/2009 3:15:50 PM PDT by government is the beast
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“The smears on the teapartiers is getting uglier by the moment.”

Wear it as a badge of honor. The British regulars didn’t say too many nice things about the Colonial Army. Now we just need a satirical tune like “Yankee Doddle” to sing at Tea Party rallies.

Are you up for that?


35 posted on 10/12/2009 4:51:20 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Halfmanhalfamazing

IMHO she has a valid reason to be anti tax if that is what she and her husband owed prior to bankruptsy. Unlike Obama’s team who all STILL owed the government. Typical of the left to try to demonize those who do things the right way.


36 posted on 10/12/2009 4:57:19 PM PDT by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson